World History

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The Ku Klux Klan is a secret organization that originated in the southern states during the period of Radical Reconstruction following the American Civil War; the clan was soon reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original clan was organized in Pulaski, Tennessee, during the winter of 1865 to 1866, by former Confederate army officers who gave their clan a name adapted from the Greek word kuklos, which means circle. Although the Ku Klux Klan began as a mischievous soci

The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the United States or by any country. It was never officially declared a war. It had no official beginning or an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly alike, and may by day be friends, but by night become enemies. It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide, run, and shoot technique known as "Guerrill

Women and the Fight for Reform Women in the late 19th century, except in the few western states where they could vote, were denied much of a role in the governing process. Nonetheless, educated the middle-class women saw themselves as a morally uplifting force and went on to be reformers. Jane Addams opened the social settlement of Hull House in 1889. It offered an array of services to help the poor deal with slum housing, disea

Discuss the Impact of the Proposed Devolution for Scotland "Britain has never relished doses of constitutional reform, although they have accepted the drip-feed of frequent, unpalatable and ill-fated local government changes. Ambivalence to reform was reinforced in recent decades. The 1974 Labour government proposed an ambitious program of devolution fo

Invasion of Panama The U.S. invasion of Panama on December 20, 1989 was a mark of excellence on the behalf of the U.S. armed forces ability to effectively use the principles of war. The years leading up to the invasion set the climate for conflict; drug trafficking became a major problem between Panama and the U.S. in the 1980's, as well as Manuel Noriega's interference with the Panama canal employees rights under the Panama Canal Treaty; the final action that sparked t

Outline Title the Cuban missile crisis Thesis statement the Cuban missile crisis almost brought another war to America and a nuclear war between the United States and the U.S.S.R Introduction Problem how did the Cuban missile crisis affect American and why did it start Body ->What was Kennedy's reaction to the u-2 surveillance of Cuba ->How did Kennedy stop the USSR from building and completing the missile base in Cuba -> What was the over all price the United States had to p

January 14, 2000 World History 7th Hinduism Hinduism is the worlds oldest religion. It started with the Hindu people. The word Hindu comes from the Sabakrit word sindu, Meaning river. The Perians in the 5th centuray Called the Hindus this because they were the people of the land of the Indus river- where they first derive from. After awhile they started moving around. migreting to other parts of the world taking hinduism with them, spreading it around to places likes East Africa, South A

The Nightmare of Vietnam The Vietnam war was a war very different from the others. Some have called it pointless, and some have even condemned soldiers who served, brave men. Obviously those who point a bitter finger have no idea what these men had to live through, day after soul shattering day. Though they may have been warned about the conditions of war and had trained for it, none were truly for what the would find in that beautiful war-torn land. Many of the soldiers were not

NATO's Actions in Kosovo Contravened International Law On Wednesday 24th March 1999 NATO Chief Javier Solana ordered air strikes on Serbian troops. These soldiers were in their sovereign country and in an area was known as Kosovo. In this essay I will discuss how the situation arose and what were the real aims of this action. The Serbian province of Kosovo has long been regarded as the most volatile region in all of the former Yugoslavia. Serbian authorities abolished Kosovo's parlia

Throughout history many people have formed together to create civilizations. Some civilizations were quickly eliminated. Others lasted for centuries. Three prime examples of long lasting civilizations were the Aztec, Maya, and Inca Empires. All existed in Central and South America. All thrived, which resulted in advancements in many fields that were equal, and often better than those made in Europe. All three could be called great civilizations. This raises the question, what makes a civi